Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

By Scott Derrickson

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2016-11-04
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Director: Scott Derrickson
  • Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong
  • Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 54 nominations.
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
7.6/10
7.6
269,846 Ratings

Doctor Strange Description

From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his old life or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

The series will revolve around Park Hoon, a South Korean who was captured with his father and grows up in North Korea. He is trained to become a genius doctor, and though Park Hoon lands a job at the best South Korean hospital after defecting, he is treated as a foreigner. To find his lost North Korean first love, Song Jae Hee, he does anything to make money.

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Doctor Strange Movie Reviews

  • A Strange New Part of the MCU

    Fan of SHIELD
    5
    Doctor Strange, I’ve come to review you. After 13 other movies, the most recent of which had broken up The Avengers, and 142 hour-long TV episodes, some recent of which had hinted at the more mystical elements (such as the Hand in Daredevil season 2, the dark matter from Agent Carter season 2, or Ghost Rider from the then-current episodes of Agents of SHIELD), we finally see the mystic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’re introduced to it when we see Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) and his disciples steal a few pages from a forbidden book to perform a ritual that kicks the plot into gear. After a visually stunning fight with the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton, the Celtic woman, not the Asian guy) in the mirror dimension, they escape. Cut to Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon, who performs brain surgery while doing music trivia (fun fact, the first song we hear with him is the same one on the tape in Karen Page’s car from Daredevil season 2), which I’m not even sure is legal. Come to think of it, there are so many small issues with Doctor Strange, they pile up. After handing his patient off to another guy, he’s pulled out by Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) for a second opinion, and saves a man from brain death and being harvested like a corn field in fall. This sequence and his interactions with Christine and other personnel develop him as the snarky, arrogant jerk we know for the last few minutes before his car crash (also fun fact, at the end of the credits, they have a “don’t text-and-drive” PSA written in) that destroys his hands. After Western medicine fails him, it’s off to the East for holistic medicine, and after being saved by Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), he meets the Ancient One, and what follows is his ascension to earning the name Strange. However, the timing is never clear. My best guess is it could be a year, or several, ending in the release time’s present. A quick “time doesn’t pass in this place” line would have helped, but the placement of a modern tablet in Doctor Strange’s apartment makes it seem like that’s the case, but one does not simply learn so much in so little time, and Christine mentions an extended “I haven’t seen you” period. It’s really strange, and feels like Marvel let the ball drop in terms of continuity keeping. That aside, the characters were great, whether it was Doctor Strange and his brashness or Mordo and Wong’s more stoic natures in contrast to that, which provided great humor. The visuals are also brilliant, and do not need to be completely believable given the less-than-believable scenarios presented to us, but it all contributes. Michael Giacchino’s score also contributes to the weirdness with a sudden reversal tune used for Doctor Strange’s intro to the multiverse crash course, and Eastern instruments to reflect the setting and tone. The humor also contributes to not boring the audience, and mostly clean language makes it appropriate for all to engage in it. So unclear timing aside, it’ll just get stranger when he unite. An amazing spectacle with decent substance and perhaps a little too much humor. There is a whole multiverse of movies and TV shows over the last 110 years, and a small multiverse of high concept existance films like this (Does bending landscapes remind you of anything else?), with its inception going as far back as The Matrix. We open with this high concept world where Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) takes what he should not, and after a cool fight sequence where the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) bends reality in a way Inception didn’t (as much) and he gets away, establishing he is a villain. We meet our protagonist Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who is quickly established as an brilliant, albeit, arrogant, neurosurgeon who could give Doogie Howser a run for his money, and after being turned down by his coworker/ex Christine (Rachel McAdams), he heads off to show off, only to get into a serious car crash that sends him on a quest for restoring the stability of his hands (Quick fact, they actually have a “don’t text and drive” message towards the end of the credits, which you should always sit through in these Marvel Studios productions for a tease of the future. Just something to look for while you wait for your final dose of footage from the movie). After tracking down a paraplegic who recovered (Benjamin Bratt) from paralysis, and getting the info he wanted, Strange finds the place after Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) saves him from robbers, and he boldly goes where no Marvel movie has gone before: beyond the most basic concepts of time and space, while still keeping it grounded in some reality. This is the mystical part of the MCU coming out to the super science of Asgard and the mortal science of Earth. It all makes sense, and you really feel for Strange in his struggle, because we’ve all felt the struggle of relearning what we know, and if you haven’t had that struggle, you will. We also get various fun character moments from ones like the Ancient One, Mordo, and especially Wong (Benedict Wong). Wong’s humor isn’t the only humor throughout, but I feel like Marvel may have finally crossed the line in terms of how much humor comes out. Didn’t feel like a comedy, but maybe some humor was misplaced (but still a good laugh somehow). I will penalize it for it being too prevalent, but not for doing its job. Someone who obviously did their job was Michael Giacchino with his soundtrack, whether it’s Marvel’s new fanfare (their second one meant to be the forerunner of the movie itself) or the great use of Eastern style music without overdoing it. Another would be the VFX people, because the visuals were out of this world (literally), from Strange learning about the multiverse to the Inception style world-bending. Overall, Doctor Strange has a strange use of humor, even for an MCU installment, but is still another gem in Marvel’s infinitely vast universe (multiverse now?)
  • Yawn

    Ooh noo
    2
    Complete yawn fest with too much computer graphics attempting to fascinate! Thankfully I rented the movie. I'm not into comic books...I just like to be entertained.
  • Excellebnt Movie

    MariamLovejoy
    5
    From beggining to end excellent
  • No real wow

    sonnenschein531
    2
    Not really sure how this got such great reviews. Acting was okay, cgi phenomenal, movie boring. No real climax.
  • Amazed

    nfjdigkgjsbdicbfk
    5
    I was blown away by this movie. Very well put together. Not your average MCU movie. Yes, A LOT of special effects (almost overwhelming at times), but not too much to take away from the rest of the movie. Outstanding job.
  • WHAT'S UP DOC!!!!!!!!!

    16 HORSES
    5
    And the Marvel Universe just keeps on coming. And now we have our beloved Doctor Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch truly amazing at this Character. The visual effects were above reproach and you have definitely have the sense of we'll be seeing him again. You may need a doctor after seeing it. Watch Doctor Strange without a prescription.
  • Over rated

    sureshot327
    1
    Bad
  • Dr. Strange

    Jojo rain puppy
    1
    NO NO NO NO NO.......Poor CGI, terrible acting, preposterous script, ridiculous movie! I rented this movie with NO expectations and was still left wanting. I love Marvel but this was just........uggggh. Money back please plus $6.00 for waste of time.
  • Amazing

    Lybbert_Family
    5
    This movie was so visually beautiful and mind blowing. To see one of my favorite superheroes come to life is a dream and Marvel portrayed it so well.
  • Doctor strange

    Potlover
    5
    Super good movie! i loved it . totally recommend

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